Google Book Search event this Wednesday: "Equalizing Access to Knowledge"

The Google Book Search settlement agreement will dramatically expand online access to millions of works, opening a new chapter in equalizing access to information for users nationwide.

For those of you in D.C., we hope you'll join us this Wednesday for a special forum with the Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice at Howard University School of Law that will take a closer look at what this agreement means for historically disadvantaged groups in particular:

"Equalizing Access to Knowledge"
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Howard University School of Law
President's Suite, Notre Dame Hall (enter through Houston Hall)
2900 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Find directions and map link here.
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David Drummond, Google's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, will explain how the agreement will impact social justice and access to information. His keynote will be followed by a panel discussion featuring leaders from the civil rights, law, education, and business communities:

Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
Wade Henderson, President and CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Charlie Brown, Adviser to the President, National Federation for the Blind
Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens
Rhea Ballard-Thrower, Director of the Law Library, Howard University School of Law

Hope to see you there. In the meantime, check out the settlement agreement site to learn more about this agreement and its implications for readers, writers, students, scholars, libraries, and the public at large.